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My exclusively breastfed 10.5 <b>WEEK</b> old baby weighs <b>17lbs 9oz</b>.<br><br>
He was 8lbs 6oz at birth.<br><br>
I'm having oversupply issues. Am I way overfeeding him? I know that everyone says that an EBF baby can't be overfat but I'm worried. He looks like a 9 month old. Like, seriously. He's 25 inches long, as well. He wears ALL 6 month size clothes and medium cloth dipes.<br><br>
I'm just stressed because when I look at him he's my little 2 month old baby and then when I put him next to friends EBF babies he's the same size as them. Some are 5 or 6 months old and close to his weight and people say how big THEY are... what are they thinking when they see him?? People literally think I'm LYING about his age sometimes!! He is physically advanced as well with great head control from 3 weeks and supported sitting, holding up own chest during tummy time, and rolling over from 5 weeks.<br><br>
So, thoughts? Comments? Anything...?
 

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Sounds like my babes. Ds is 4 months and I just bought him a halloween onesie that was a 6-9 month and I couldn't squeeze the sausage in it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He's past 20lbs now.<br><br>
No worries <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Dd was the same early on. She was 20lbs around 4 months. 25 by 9ish months. then stayed 25 lbs until around 22 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> She was in 2T at 1 yr and still at 2 yrs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Just shaped a lot different.<br><br>
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Sounds awesome. My little one was 18 lbs by 4 months. My bff's LO was in 12 month clothes at 4 months old. They have both leveled off since then. (27 and 24 lbs respectively at 18 and 14 months)
 

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It's totally fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Don't worry.
 

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Its fine. As Angela said, he will probably slow his growth later. There is one baby on my Nov07ddc that was 26 lbs by 4 months. He is now almost a year old and still about 26-27 lbs. Every baby gains different. Both of mine were slow but steady growers. My 10 month old just hit 20 lbs, and my older one did not hit 20 lbs until about 15 months. Yours just seems like they are doing their growing up front. Don't worry, you aren't overfeeding them! They know what they need.
 

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He's very tall for his age, so I wouldn't worry about his weight being a result of eating too much. He's just a big little guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Breastfed babies apparently follow a different growth pattern (in general) than formula-fed ones, they tend to be bigger for the first 4-6 months and then they lean out, so if kiddo starts going down in growth curves in a few months, don't panic!
 

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It's normal and fine!<br><br>
My DS hit 20lbs by 4 months, and 35 lbs by 18 months. (He was solid delayed so all that fatty breastmilk made him continue to stay big until he would eat solids. I'm told most big kids thin out before then!) He's 5 now and has thinned out considerably. He is tall and bigger boned than average but no where near overweight according to any chart.<br><br>
On the flip side, my daughter was born 11lb 4oz and was less than 20lbs at a year! She's only slightly taller than average, but is small boned and petite.<br><br>
Both my kids were/are built perfectly - though totally opposite! Trust the baby! They know what they need better than we do!
 

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I think it is wonderful! My last baby was 20 pounds around four months and then really started leveling off. At one year, he was only about 24 pounds, and now at two years he is around 30 pounds (though tall and strong). I just love the big, squishy baby. It is SO hard on mamas when their babies are struggling to gain weight, so just consider yourself lucky that you have such visible evidence of his satisfaction. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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DD was 8.7 at birth and 25.25 in/14lbs 12oz at 2 months. She is now 27.75 inches and 19.5 lbs at 15 weeks. She's also way into the 9m clothes and med. dipes. She's not chubby, just tall and it sounds like your DS is the same way - are you and/or your DH tall? DH is 6'3" and I'm 5'10.5" so it's no wonder DD is as big as she is. DD also has advanced motor skills too - everyone thinks she is 6months plus! I wonder if it is because they have more/bigger muscle? *shrugs*<br><br>
I have to say though, I am hoping that she slows down a bit so that she can wear some of the cute winter clothes more than once!
 

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Please keep it up!! It makes me so happy to hear that others are not worried in our fat obsessed culture. I just found out the lady I babysit for it putting her 6 wk old on a diet because he was in the 90th percentile and the doc recommended nursing less. I am shocked and sickened he already has lost the sparkle in his eyes and his rolls are stretching out. I am conviced he will either failure to thrive or worse. I have been nothing but encouraging her to breastfeed more but doc knows best I'm just the dumb babysitter. This probably need its own thread.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"> IMO, that's just ridiculous. I mean, the 90th %tile is within the normal range, albeit the high end, but really...restricting breastmilk from a 6 week old sounds dangerous to me. Hope you can convince her to get a second opinion at least...and to nurse that baby!
 

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I think she knows in her gut this is wrong but doctors know best in her book. I will be quitting by the end of the month and will be glad to not have the constant reminder of a starving baby in front of me. I babsit her older kids not the baby BTW.
 

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Keep breastfeeding your little one on demand! Your baby sounds like a real big cutie! Like others said, ebf babes have an early growth jump and then level off. My ds was over 100% at 2 and 3 months but gradually leveled of to be at about 70% at one year.<br>
Perfectly normal!!!
 

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I'm glad this post is here. I was just wondering last night how dd could be 5 weeks and wearing 3-6m and 6m stuff. She's only 12.5lbs, but she must be long or something LOL.<br><br>
Now, my ds was HUGE and gained so fast. Everyone kept telling me he'd level off, but he never did. It's rare that I find someone that is his age and size. He's now 6 years old, 70lbs and 4'4".
 

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Thanks, mamas. I was freaking for a bit but you all really did help. He's so cute and a little chunky and has these big fat cheeks and while it's irritating to buy bigger clothes all the time, at least the small ones are in fantastic condition for the next baby, right?!<br><br>
You all, as usual, are wonderful. Thanks so much!
 

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ITA that he sounds like a healthy breastfed baby.
 

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NO WORRIES!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
I had major over supply with my first dd and she went from 6 lb 10 oz at birth to 17+ lbs by 3 months!<br>
She started to slow way down after that and was only 22 lbs by 1yr <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
I never limited her time at the breast or anything...she just took what she needed and grew accordingly<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kiss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kiss"><br><br>
Here she is now at 6yrs old and a beautiful 'normal' lil girl<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jimnicole99/October08#5256470549852037650" target="_blank">http://picasaweb.google.com/jimnicol...70549852037650</a>
 
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